#NoToXenophobia: Liz Ogumbo and 179 African Artists Against Racism

Fashion designer, author and singer Liz Ogumbo recently joined 179 artists from across the continent in a rendition of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s 1985 power-ballad “We Are the World.”

The self-titled “African Version” of the popular song was directed by South African music producer Lindelani Mkhize and, beyond Ogumbo, features artists from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Mocambique and Tanzania. The song was released as a message of continuing support for the victims of Ebola as well as a stand against racism and discrimination, launching the video under a #NoToXenophobia-hashtag.

“It features 180 artists from across the African continent and is a demonstration of the beautiful music that Africans can make when we work together,” reads a statement from the organizers.

Check out the powerful video for yourself:

Originally from Sweden, Chris is a journalist with an extensive interest for African culture and the arts.